Central Kalimantan Province – Indonesia
This motif is originally taken from wood carving pattern of the main door in traditional house. Based on Hindu mythology, this motif symbolizes lucks, abundant wealth, and everlasting prosperity. It is the symbol of peace in mind, tenderness, and nobility of the person who wears it.
Note: All contents and batik images are protected by Indonesian cultural property law. This documentation is intended for educational purposes and to facilitate the preservation of Batik UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage 2009. Any use of published materials is allowed only with reference to this website as the original source of publication.
How to preserve Batik
Philosophical Meanings of Batik
If you want to meet the Batik artisans, we encourage you to visit and support Batik workshops in Indonesia. You may discover the local tourism that suits your preference!
Batik Production Process in Central Kalimantan
Batik production can take 1 month up to 2 years of working time depending on the purposes of the textile creation and the colour complexity. The Batik handwriting textile is generally made with 8 design steps, ranging from wax patterning to colouring process. The artists use Canting, as a tool to put hot melted wax on the cloth.
Overview of Central Kalimantan Province
Batik Villages in Central Kalimantan Province
Other Motifs in Central Kalimantan
The Kaharingan or ‘tree of life’ based on the Dayak tribes’ belief system. This tree symbolizes
Local people beliefs that hornbills are an incarnation of the Commander of the Birds. It has supernatural
This motif is created based on the local wisdom and philosophy of